History YMMV / ComingToAmerica

1st Apr '18 10:08:44 PM yisfidri
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when she is unwanted after all.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and comically abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when she is unwanted after all.
1st Apr '18 10:03:44 PM yisfidri
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing and she is unwanted after all.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing and she is unwanted after all.
1st Apr '18 9:48:33 PM yisfidri
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing.nothing and she is unwanted after all.
1st Apr '18 9:39:58 PM yisfidri
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which makes her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing.

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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which makes can make her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing.
1st Apr '18 9:39:05 PM yisfidri
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* UnintentionallySympathetic: While she's not intended as ''un''sympathetic, Imani's character (or lack thereof) is PlayedForLaughs, with her ExtremeDoormat tendencies presented as ridiculous and abhorrent. But the fact that ''every detail'' of her upbringing has been for the express purpose of serving and pleasing Akeem implies that the potential for her own personality to develop has been totally repressed, which makes her come across as quite a tragic figure - especially when it turns out to be all for nothing.
20th Dec '17 7:43:42 AM Gouken20xx
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*** Ripping off [=McDonald=]'s to the point that the franchisee of a [=McDonald=]'s a half mile down the road came with his lawyer to threaten the set crew with a lawsuit.

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*** Ripping off [=McDonald=]'s to the point that the franchisee of a [=McDonald=]'s a half mile down the road came with his lawyer to threaten the set crew with a lawsuit.[[note]]Hilariously, the filmmakers had actually gone to [=McDonald=]'s beforehand and got permission to do all of it.[[/note]]



* ValuesResonance: [[SpiritualSuccessor Like]] ''Film/TradingPlaces'', the themes about how wealth, or lack thereof, affects how we perceive ourselves, probably make the movie a bit more poignant in the wake of the Recession. Especially since more people are working in retail jobs like those at [=McDowell=]'s than ever before.

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* ValuesResonance: [[SpiritualSuccessor Like]] ''Film/TradingPlaces'', the themes about how wealth, or lack thereof, affects how we perceive ourselves, probably make the movie a bit more poignant in the wake of the Recession. Especially since more people are working in retail jobs like those at [=McDowell=]'s than ever before. [[note]]Admittedly, it's more a StealthSequel to Trading Places...[[/note]]
15th Aug '17 3:46:22 PM ClintEastwood
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In this movie, Murphy plays an African prince who goes to America to find love. In his earlier standup special "Eddie Murphy: Raw", he does a whole bit about going to Africa to find love. Compare both to what really happened.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/EddieMurphy talking about the Giants defeating the Packers with a field goal kick, which would happen in the 2007 post-season. Also a FunnyAneurysmMoment for Packers fans.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: In this movie, Murphy Creator/EddieMurphy plays an African prince who goes to America to find love. In his earlier standup special "Eddie Murphy: Raw", he does a whole bit about going to Africa to find love. Compare both to what really happened.
* HilariousInHindsight: Creator/EddieMurphy Akeem talking about the Giants defeating the Packers with a field goal kick, which would happen in the 2007 post-season. Also a FunnyAneurysmMoment for Packers fans.


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* RatedMForMoney: When looked at from end-to-end, the movie really only earns its "R" rating by the bath scene near the start (where the women are topless and are apparently washing the prince's genitals underwater and offscreen) and the swearing (none of which feels absolutely necessary outside of the "good morning" scene). The rest of the movie is by-and-large a rather innocuous love story.
15th Aug '17 3:44:24 PM ClintEastwood
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* HilariousInHindsight: Eddie Murphy talking about the Giants defeating the Packers with a field goal kick, which would happen in the 2007 post-season. Also a FunnyAneurysmMoment for Packers fans.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Eddie Murphy Creator/EddieMurphy talking about the Giants defeating the Packers with a field goal kick, which would happen in the 2007 post-season. Also a FunnyAneurysmMoment for Packers fans.



* RatedMForMoney: When looked at from end-to-end, the movie really only earns its "R" rating by the bath scene near the start (where the women are topless and are apparently washing the prince's genitals underwater and offscreen) and the swearing (none of which feels absolutely necessary outside of the "good morning" scene). The rest of the movie is by-and-large a rather innocuous love story.
9th Aug '17 5:36:33 PM RAraya
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The extended native dance at Akeem's wedding announcement.



* EarWorm: "Soul Glo," "She's Your Queen To Be," and Sexual Chocolate's version of "The Greatest Love of All."

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* EarWorm: "Soul Glo," Glo", "She's Your Queen To Be," Be", and Sexual Chocolate's version of "The Greatest Love of All."



* RatedMForMoney: When looked at from end-to-end, the movie really only earns its "R" rating by the bath scene near the start (where the women are topless and are apparently washing the prince's genitals underwater and offscreen) and the swearing (none of which feels absolutely necessary). The rest of the movie is by-and-large a rather innocuous love story.

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* RatedMForMoney: When looked at from end-to-end, the movie really only earns its "R" rating by the bath scene near the start (where the women are topless and are apparently washing the prince's genitals underwater and offscreen) and the swearing (none of which feels absolutely necessary).necessary outside of the "good morning" scene). The rest of the movie is by-and-large a rather innocuous love story.
1st Jul '17 9:48:04 PM Premonition45
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* ValuesResonance: [[SpiritualSuccessor Like]] ''Film/TradingPlaces'', the themes about how wealth, or lack thereof, affects how we perceive ourselves, probably make the movie a bit more poignant in the wake of the Recession.

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* ValuesResonance: [[SpiritualSuccessor Like]] ''Film/TradingPlaces'', the themes about how wealth, or lack thereof, affects how we perceive ourselves, probably make the movie a bit more poignant in the wake of the Recession. Especially since more people are working in retail jobs like those at [=McDowell=]'s than ever before.
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